A number of Seattle schools will see a drop in funding for various programs, including Ballard High School.
Ballard, along with Roosevelt, Nathan Hale, West Seattle, and Garfield High Schools will all lose some library funding, while other schools will see cuts in assistant principals and administrators.
According to a report from King 5 News, several dozen Garfield High teachers staged a walk-in to protest the funding shortage, which is slated to take effect next year.
The state is currently facing a $40 million shortfall for their eduction budget, which educators say is unacceptable. The Garfield teachers are asking the legislature to lift a levy cap, which would allow schools to use voter approved funds next year, and eventually replace levies with a capital gains tax, according to King 5.
A total of 80 schools (22 Tier 3 schools and 58 Tier 4 schools) will be affected by the cuts, which they say are ranked based on performance and overall need.